Omar Gonzalez Steals Show in MLS Cup Final, Leads Los Angeles Galaxy to Title

David Beckham was the main attraction. Landon Donovan scored the winner. Robbie Keane put the champagne on ice.

None of them had the impact of Omar Gonzalez.

Saturday night's MLS Cup final played out on multiple levels as the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated the Houston Dynamo 3-1 at the Home Depot Center for their second straight league championship. At once, it represented a rematch, a sendoff, a record-setting evening and a red-carpet premiere for a player who could be one of America's next big talents.

And you thought it was just a soccer game.

For the casual fan, the night served as one last chance to see Beckham—the man, the legend, the underpants—in the flesh. Almost six years after joining the Galaxy, Beckham played his final match for the team, and the hype machine nearly imploded on itself.

For the dedicated fan, it was a chance to enjoy a grudge match, a rematch between the same teams that contested the 2011 ...

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